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Nuptial Gifts in the Natural World: How to Woo in the Wild

In Knack Life

Birds do it. Bugs do it. Some fish do it, too. (If you missed it, you can read part 1 of our series on Gifting In The Wild here) Giving nuptial gifts to the object of your affection in hopes of getting just a little bit closer seems like a very human whimsy. From first date drinks to elaborate proposals (and all the chocolate-covered strawberries in between), we use gifting to build…

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Gifts in the Wild: The Art of Gifting in the Animal Kingdom

In Gifting History, Knack Life

Animal gifts: for love, fun & friendship Think opposable thumbs are a requirement for being a great gifter? Not necessarily! Animal gifts are absolutely a thing. While we may have the upper hand (pun intended) when it comes to things like signing cards and tying bows, humans aren’t the only species to use gifting to impress and delight one another.  Birds, insects, and dozens of mammals have been observed in the wild finding…

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Knack Supports #BalanceForBetter On International Women’s Day

In Expert Gift Tips, Gifting History, Knack Life

“Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.” 2019 International Women’s Day Site Did you know that the theme of  2019′s International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter? While March 8 officially kicks off the campaign, the global conversation around women’s rights, equal pay, healthcare, and gender parity will be the movement’s theme for the entire year. We firmly agree with the official International Women’s Day site when it states: “Balance is…

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Presidential Presents: Famous Gifts to U.S. Presidents

In Gifting History, Knack Life

We’ve all felt the pressure of finding a gift for someone we don’t know well, but really must impress. Best case scenario, we’ll get an assist from a mutual friend or turn to ubiquitously versatile gift cards in a pinch. But when your recipient is the president of the United States, the stakes are quite a bit higher. Thankfully, most of us aren’t foreign dignitaries with delicate diplomatic etiquette to follow, so…

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Your Gift Matters: Celebrating Giving Tuesday With Merchants Who Give Back

In Expert Gift Tips, Holiday 2018, Knack Life

You need only open an app or an internet browser to realize that it’s easier than ever to find, order, and ship an incredible gift to someone special. But with this ready plethora of products comes an important question: how can you make sure you’re shopping ethically and supporting businesses whose values align with your own? We come across dozens of giftable products every day. If they’re going to join the Knack…

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